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I wanted to post this so i can get more information on it first. The copper heat spreader that is connected to the heat pipes has 2 black plastic screws on it. This copper heat spreader has ASUS written on it. Well mine is 2 and a half months old and one of the black screws came off. Now the copper box is at an angle. Has anyone had this problem? And does anyone know what this box does? What its purpose is? I have a picture of it. Some feed back would be Great! If fixing it myself is not an option, i will try to fix it with asus but i know its gonna take a long time.

The box is almost directly in the middle of the picture.

http://www.overclock.net/gallery/sho...0/ppuser/28914

http://www.overclock.net/gallery/sho...o=2031&cat=500
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I looked and its the Northbridge.
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post #3 of 24
lol...yeh it is...is it screws or the spring type pins ??? MAybe get one off an old chipset fan or gpu
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post #4 of 24
is it making good contact with the northbridge? or is it loose?
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it is loose and i just recently found that it is a spring type pin.
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post #6 of 24
if its loose then your northie is going to be getting to hot. you should take care of that immediately.
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i dont have it plugged into power at all right now. I plan on getting this fixed before i do that. I have a vga screw with a spring on it, but i have no bolt or nut to screw it into. I think im going to try and fix the old pin becuase i found it. But it has no spring, and the top is broken off. Not an easy fix, but def. doable
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Are you sure it isn't just one of the kind you push through and it snaps in place???
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i looked at the other one, you do push it through and all, but there is a spring as well.
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Right so use one off an old gpu or chipset fan if it fits..
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